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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:11 PM
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Reason #758 to hate my husband
I've been glued to BBC most of the day. He was watching some of it with me, and made this remark. "What? Is this supposed to be their 9/11? There aren't that many people dead."

I called his mom this morning as soon as I heard, because she generally doesn't have the TV on. She said that she was watching the local CBS affiliate, but that they were showing regular programming and had not cut in. I told her that Tony Blair had returned to London from G8. Her response? "Maybe that summit is why this happened."
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:12 PM
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1. Wow! How sensitive they are!
Must be tough to deal with that all of the time.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:15 PM
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3. Yeah, it's great
My mother in law is a raging repug, but I expected her to show some interest. Her husband called her as soon as he heard it on the radio (he's at work), but didn't feel the need to find out more info.

My husband generally chooses to be blissfully ignorant, but in the rare instance that we converse, I usually attempt to educate him.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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7. Well I guess your hubby gets it honestly!
:hug:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:19 PM
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10. Oh, yes!
I never doubted that!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:14 PM
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2. You hate your husband?
Why are you married to him?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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6. Yeah, basically
I'm working on that.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:15 PM
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4. There has to be a way to get you out of there.
:hug:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:17 PM
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5. We have therapy tonight
I just might lose it.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:19 PM
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9. Breath in....breath out.....breath in....breath out...
And please don't kill him (I don't think they'll let you post from the women's penitentiary) :hug:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:20 PM
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11. I know
Ha! I live in Texas...I'd probably end up on death row.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:23 PM
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15. Either that, or they'd let you go scot-free
After refusing to indict or press charges. Not much gray area on this one...
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:35 PM
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26. Scot free?
I doubt that would happen!
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:37 PM
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28. self-defense?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:38 PM by Debi
He was killing you slowing from the inside out!

This probably isn't very funny to some people...
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:38 PM
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29. Well, that is what's happening, I do believe
But I don't think it will get me off.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:21 PM
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13. I think you should
You're waayyy overdue. :hug: :pals:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:25 PM
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17. You think I should what?
Lose it tonight, or go to Huntsville?
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:26 PM
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18. Lose it.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:29 PM
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19. I don't lose it often
Mainly because I don't do it well. If I lose it, I may end up in a psych facility.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:29 PM
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20. Lose it
As long as you can avoid a) going to Huntsville, or b) reams of bullsh*t paperwork.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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22. LOL
The question might be, can I avoid UTMB?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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8. Well, we don't know the full death toll yet, really
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:20 PM by LisaM
and of course the number of people horribly injured is much higher (after the WTC attacks, there were not a lot of people who were merely injured - most were either okay, or were killed.) But since our population is roughly six times that of the UK, tell him to just multiply everything by six - so 40 people dead (if that's correct) would be the equivalent of 240 killed here, and 700 wounded (if that's correct) would be the equivalent of 4200 wounded here.

On edit: do any of these people ever use transit systems? You can't measure the result of the fear and trauma something like this imposes. I am beginning to fear that our leadership doesn't care about transit riders.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:20 PM
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12. I think that's misleading
comparing country to country. A better figure would be city to city, New York and London are roughly the same size, aren't they?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:23 PM
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16. Well, even if you don't compare it that way
It's insensitive to say that this isn't a traumatic event for people in London, just because it's smaller than what happened here in the states.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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23. oh indeed
I certainly did not mean to imply that. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when special branch gets their paws on the homicidal maniacs who did this.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:30 PM
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21. Well not everyone in the US was killed in NYC
but I think that 37 people blown up is a huge number anyway. I just meant, if someone doesn't see it as a tragedy because of mere numbers, find a way to try to drive the impact home.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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24. How can one NOT view this as a tragedy, though?
I don't get it.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:21 PM
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14. I know
For him, as long as the number is small in his mind, it's no big deal.

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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:35 PM
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25. Do Iraqis look at 9/11: "What? Is that supposed to be their Gulf War?"
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:36 PM
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27. Zing!
He would say that's not the same though...That was a War, these are civilians.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:26 AM
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31. And I would say that Iraq lost a whole lot of civilians in both wars.
Not to you, because I know you know it. But to him.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:50 PM
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30. I should also point out that for the last hour or so
He's been playing street racing games on his PS2. Yeah, he's real concerned about what's going on in the world.
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